Adrian Peterson
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The Arizona Cardinals have placed Adrian Peterson on IR due to a neck injury, reports ESPN.

In a statement, the running back says he’s focused on getting better and looking forward to next season.

“The good news is my neck injury doesn’t require surgery, but I’m told by Dr. Robert Watkins that the best thing for me is just more rest than the length of this season,” Peterson’s statement read. “Obviously, I’m disappointed about going on IR when my body is still able to produce, but I look forward to returning completely healthy for another season in 2018. I’m grateful for the opportunity that the Arizona Cardinals have given me to show that I can still contribute to a an NFL team.”

Peterson suffered the injury on Nov. 26 against the Jacksonville Jaguars. Since then, there’s been no improvement in his condition.

He played four games with the New Orleans Saints at the start of the season and six more with Arizona. He finishes the season with 529 yards rushing and two touchdowns on 156 carries. He also caught 11 passes for 70 yards.

For Peterson, it’s the story of his career. He missed 11 games last season due to a torn meniscus, while also sitting out games in 2013, 2011, 2010 and 2007 because of injuries.